Bryan and Beth Runkle

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Having joined the Air Force prior to having a relationship with Jesus Christ, we know how challenging it can be to serve in the military without God’s guidance and comfort, or an understanding of His sovereignty.  We gave our lives to Christ after being exposed to other believers in the Air Force community and recognizing our own need for a Savior.  While on active duty, we invested in young airmen and their families by leading them in Bible studies, discipling some, and taking a bold stand for Christ in our work and personal lives.  We feel that God has called us to transition from active duty, but continue reaching the military for Christ.  We now see that God has been preparing us for full-time ministry to the military throughout our time in the Air Force.  After considering some traditional post-military employment options, but not sensing a strong desire, peace, or direction from God, the directors of Cru Military at the U.S. Air Force Academy reached out to us at just the right time and asked us to prayerfully consider joining their ministry team.  We were both immediately drawn to this full-time missionary opportunity and felt God clearly calling us in that direction.  We are very excited to join the Cru Military ministry team, reaching the cadets and airmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy and other military bases in the area.  We look forward to presenting the truth of Jesus Christ to these cadets and airmen while also discipling and encouraging them to be strong Christian leaders throughout their military careers.  As God leads us, we also hope to invest in marriages and families by continuing to partner with Cru ministries and the chaplains at the multiple military bases in the Colorado Springs area.

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